Puerto Rican gay teen burned, decapitated, and dismembered...

jeff's picture

On November 14 the body of George Steven Lopez Mercado, a gay 19 year old, was found a few miles away from the town in which he was residing in called Caguas. He was a very well known person in the gay community of Puerto Rico, and very loved. He was found on the site of an isolated road in the city of Cayey, he was partially burned, decapitated, and dismembered, both arms, both legs, and the torso.

More information:
http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-357813

WHY_FIGHT's picture

OMG

people piss me off.. accept the fact of gayness its the 21st century i mean come on people.. who would have no sence in seeing this person is human and he deserves the right to be happy!

When life Gives you Lemons, through them back at life and say, "screw you go make your own lemonade!"

holahaveamuffin18's picture

holy fuck. shit like this

holy fuck.
shit like this scares me. especially the police's response: "The police agent that is handling this case said on a public televised statement that 'people who lead this type of lifestyle need to be aware that this will happen'." ... like they can't help it; it's just that way.
as if that's a fucking excuse? it's like saying an attractive woman deserved to be raped because she looked that way. doesn't make an ounce of sense.
honestly, i thought we were pretty much past this.
i haven't heard anything about this on any news station.
i want to see this get international attention like it should.

swimmerguy's picture

Oh crap.

This is one of the reasons I hate the death penalty. I believe that NO MATTER WHAT someone had done, whether it is murdering a million babies or anything, that NO ONE has the right to intentionally KILL another human being. The person who murders a million babies deserves to die, but we don't have the right to do it. Whatever divine power there is will have to deal with him.
And, over such a stupid reason? I mean, people haven't gotten past this yet? It's NEVER okay to kill someone, let alone for something that is neither their fault nor a despicable thing.

If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

jeff's picture

They...

arrested his murderer:

http://www.towleroad.com/2009/11/man-arrested-in-horrific-murder-of-puer...

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"People who are happy are slugs... They do not move the human race forward."
-- Camille Paglia, on Oasis

in rainbows's picture

thats so sad. :( at least

thats so sad. :( at least they caught the guy though.
i dont even know what to say.

"why, does she have a penis?" -Datarock
(cause im geeky like that XD)

ShowMeLove's picture

That's disgusting :/

I can't believe people go around thinking they can to do that to a person and it is okay.

I guess at least the kid's in a better place and they caught his murderer.

kahough's picture

The worst thing about this

The worst thing about this whole thing is that it happens. It still happens, It happens all the time. You would think things would have changed after Matthew Sheppard. This kind of thing could happen to anyone. Any of us really. Don't live your life in fear though, live your life to the fullest.
The way I feel is that if someone wants to kill me or hurt me simply because I am gay, then they can. It won't be forgotten, and at least I died trying to defend myself.

jeff's picture

Well...

With hate crimes legislation, it has changed. Our killers go to prison longer.

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"People who are happy are slugs... They do not move the human race forward."
-- Camille Paglia, on Oasis

oldfoxbob's picture

pray

We should all say a prayer for the man who was killed, that an one for his loved ones also. What ever caused the death, or the reason, is uncompromisable. My thoughts and prayer to him and his family.

Genius is not a sign of intelligence, but rather
that of common sense. Humor is the best pain pill.

ferrets's picture

...

and people wonder why i keep a knife around...

experince the awe and mystery that reaches from the deepest inner mind to the outer limits!

ShowMeLove's picture

Just found out that...

The piece of crap that murdered him got 99 years!! Still too good for him.

Here's the link:
http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/05/12/Killer_of_Gay_Puerto_...

the ghost's picture

Scary scary stuff :-/ No one

Scary scary stuff :-/

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent-Eleanor Roosevelt